The Queen's Anniversary Prize for pioneering research on marine microplastics pollution and its impact on the environment and changing behaviour
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Saving our seas from plastic – Professor Richard Thompson OBE is a Plymouth Pioneer
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<p>Imogen Napper, Plymouth Pioneer</p>
#EndPlasticSoup – Dr Imogen Napper is influencing a sea-change against plastic pollution

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"Universities have the power and the responsibility to make a significant global contribution to the urgent need for emissions reduction and climate change adaptation. Universities drive scientific understanding of the scale and speed of the crisis, they are leading climate emergency responses and are embedding sustainability education across their programmes to equip graduates to make a difference. I hope the Climate Commission will be a driving force for leadership, action and impact through the higher and further education sectors and networks."

Professor Judith Petts CBE

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